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Young Devdutt Padikkal is impressing and growing every day, thanks to the ongoing Indian Premier League in UAE. The 20-year old’s 45-ball 63 is already winning praises and fans are also drawing parallels of the rookie with former India star Yuvraj Singh. Impressed by Padikkal’s form, the veteran India allrounder took to his social media handle and lauded the youngster and said it would be great to be batting together soon – just to see who is better. “Form is temporary class is forever! @imVkohli however I haven’t seen this boy out of form since last 8 years which is unbelievable actually! Paddikal looks really good need to bat together and see who hits longer,” Yuvraj wrote in a tweet.
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Uber can keep operating in London for another year and a half after winning its appeal of a decision by the British capital’s transit regulator not to renew its license.

The San Francisco-based ride-hailing company had challenged Transport for London’s decision in late 2019 not to renew its operating license over safety concerns involving impostor drivers.

Deputy Chief Magistrate Tan Ikram said Monday he found Uber to be “fit and proper” and granted the company an 18-month license extension, which comes with 21 conditions including providing regular, independent reports to authorities.

The company said the decision is a “recognition of Uber’s commitment to safety” and it will “continue to work constructively” with the regulator.

It’s a crucial legal victory in a lucrative European market as the company struggles to turn a profit. Uber posted a $1.8 billion loss in the latest quarter because millions of people stayed home amid the

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The App Drivers and Couriers Union (ACDU) has “cautiously” welcomed the decision, but believes London mayor Sadiq Khan should take further action and limit the number of licensed drivers on the platform. “Such reductions, achieved through attrition, are necessary to ensure Uber can comfortably meet its compliance obligations including worker rights whilst giving TfL the breathing space necessary so that it can comfortably meet its responsibilities to ensure that Uber drivers and the travelling public are protected,” the union said in a press release.

The two organisations have been at loggerheads since September 2017. Transport for London refused to reissue Uber’s licence — which had initially run for five years — because it wasn’t happy with some of the company’s actions and procedures. The regulator didn’t like how Uber reported criminal offences and conducted driver checks, for instance. It was also unimpressed with the company’s use of ‘Greyball’ software which

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